NBC Boss "Unhappy" with Thursday Struggles, Renews Parks and Rec

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Amy Poehler, Michael J. Fox | Photo Credits: Colleen Hayes/NBC; Eric Liebowitz/NBC

NBC has learned its lesson. 

Last season, after a strong fall powered by The Voice and Revolution, NBC not only kept the shows off the air until March 2013, but chose not to launch any midseason series, cuing up a huge collapse.

“Essentially the momentum from last fall fell away. This year things are different,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said Sunday at the network’s Television Critics Association winter previews. “Of course, we’ve got the Olympics for 18 nights, but I also think we’ve also gotten smarter about how we’ve scheduled January and February. We didn’t take The Blacklist off the air in January. … Last Monday’s episode … saw a 60 percent jump in the demo.”

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The Blacklist, Greenblatt noted, is the No. 1 drama and No. 1 new series in the 18-49 adult demo and No. 2 scripted series …


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